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Community Educational Outreach Service

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Learn about CEOS Clubs in West Virginia

The Community Education Outreach Service (CEOS) is a WVU Extension supported membership organization open to the public with a focus on member education, and community service.

A statewide club supporting West Virginia since 1914

Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million hours of service for communities in need.

WVCEOS is a voluntary, nonprofit organization functioning in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service. It is one of the largest educational organizations in the nation.

CEOS program areas of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence.

Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members strengthen individuals, families and communities across West Virginia.

In West Virginia, the first club (then a Farm Women’s Club) was established on December 14, 1914. Today, more than 3,500 members participate in this outstanding program, available in all 55 counties.

Members of WVCEOS are people like you!

Together, members conduct and participate in motivating educational activities that help members continue education, gain leadership skills and inspire community involvement.

Member Materials


Updated yearly, the handbook lists officers, contacts and other important information.


CEOS Lessons

Recruitment for county offices

CEOS Brochure—Learn more about what it means to be a CEOS member.
CEOS Press Release—fill in the blank and submit to your county paper to recruit new members.

Information for running a club

2016 CEOS Guidelines Book—Download for rules, tax information, bylaws, historical information and financial best practices.

CEOS Lessons


By offering these scholarships, the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service, in cooperation with the WVU Extension Service, seeks to increase knowledge and understanding about our world, to encourage youths to learn life skills and become leaders, and to promote study in the family and consumer sciences and helping professions. Download the WVCEOS Scholarship Brochure to learn more.

Health Motivator Materials

Initiated by the WVU Extension Service, the West Virginia Health Motivator program empowers friends, colleagues, faith groups and community clubs of all kinds to unite for better health. Members who elect to become a Health Motivator within their circle can use the resources included below to host monthly meetings centered around physical activity, healthy lifestyle decisions and more.

If you’re interested in starting a Health Motivators group in your community, reach out to your local WVU Extension Service office or contact Tony Michael by emailing, or calling 304-293-6967.

Healthy Motivators materials available upon request, contact Tony Michael for more information.

National Volunteer Outreach Network

The National Volunteer Outreach Network is comprised of organizations, such as CEOS, that advocate communication, education and volunteerism. To learn more or to attend the NVON conference, visit

Upcoming Events

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Annual Conference

Get CEOS Annual Conference Information


2020 Fall CEOS Conference Videos

Please click on each video to watch the session you want to see. Once you hit the play button, you will notice to the right of the video, that there is an Audio Transcript already selected. 

You should also see a Chat Messages tab that you can click to see all the chat box messages. The numbering to the right of the messages is the time stamp to which the chat box messages were sent during the recording. 

Please enjoy watching or re-watching our CEOS conference

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2017 CEOS Impact

CEOS members make a difference in their communities.

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35 Counties

CEOS clubs in 35 of 44 West Virginia counties reported volunteer service hours in 2017.

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548,000 Hours

In 2017, CEOS members reported 548,000 service hours completed. That's 62.5 years of service!

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Calculated at the hourly volunteer rate ($21.10), CEOS members gave $11.5 million dollars of service in 2017.